Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Waleed Bukhari, on Friday visited the Lebanese Press Federation, where he met with the Federation's head, Aouni al-Kaaki, and Council members.
Welcoming Ambassador Bukhari at the Federation's headquarters, Dean Al Kaaki hailed "the positive role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries in supporting Lebanon," emphasizing the Kingdom's keenness to maintain Lebanon's stability, democracy and media freedom.
Al Kaaki also underlined the Kingdom's keenness that "Lebanon remains a haven for media liberty in this East."
The Federation Dean thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Saudi Royal Advisor Nizar al-Aloula for the invitation to visit the Saudi province of Al Ula last summer, along with other dignitaries of the entire Lebanese spectrum.
Ambassador Bukhari, in turn, said that the visit comes within the framework of bolstering the bilateral media relations between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
"Within our diplomatic work in Lebanon, we intend to pursue visits to all media sectors on the Lebanese arena," Ambassador Bukhari corroborated.
The Saudi Ambassador also stressed the Kingdom's keenness to maintain and bolster the security and stability of Lebanon, a "general and strategic policy that dates back to the mandate of King Abdel Aziz Al Saud."
The diplomat added: "We thank you for this welcome and we stress the importance of the continuation of the bilateral communication".
Bukhari also emphasized the vision 2030 launched by his country, under the patronage of King Salman Ben Abdel Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Ben Salman, which also addresses the media sector in the Arab world.
Source: National News Agency